The Seasteading Institute is a group of libertarian separatists who dreamed of building an autonomous, contract-governed mini-state on a set of floating platforms in the south Tahiti lagoon of Atimaono; only one problem: they didn't renew their contract with French Polynesia to build their platforms.
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Once the science-fiction future of entrancing Usborne books, latterly the mad fantasy of rich people who dislike taxes and laws, floating cities are taking shape.
Seasteading is more than a fanciful hobby to Mr. Quirk and others involved in the effort. It is, in their minds, an opportunity to rewrite the rules that govern society. “Governments just don’t get better,” Mr. Quirk said. “They’re stuck in previous centuries. That’s because land incentivizes a violent monopoly to control it.”
No land, no more conflict, the thinking goes.
Looking forward to Imagine (Libertarian Mix) hitting number 1!
Imagine there's no taxesIt's easy if you floatNo land below usOn our enormous boat
Imagine people living for yesterdayFeudalism without countriesIt isn't hard to do¹ No government to pay forAnd no age of consent too
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